Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2018-04-13 Kay Bidle naames_2 Flow Cytometry
2018-03-19 Kay Bidle naames_2 enzyme_assay
2018-03-16 William Balch [multiple_cruises] ag,agp,bb,c,Es,Lt,Lsky,chl
2018-03-16 William Balch [multiple_cruises] CDOM,StimF,Ed,Lu,bb,oxygen
2018-03-16 William Balch [multiple_cruises] Chl
2018-03-16 William Balch [multiple_cruises] NPP
2018-03-16 William Balch [multiple_cruises] PIC,PON,POC,BSI,PO4,SIO4,NO2_NO3
2018-03-16 William Balch [multiple_cruises] Wt
2018-03-14 Emmanuel Boss sots HPLC,POC,PON
2018-03-12 Collin Roesler bd02_2017_pace ap,ad



Transition from FTP to SFTP

Due to security vulnerabilities within FTP (File Transfer Protocol), all FTP-based SeaBASS services, including data submission and FCHECK (via FTP) requests, will be permanently phased out on 19 March 2018.

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), which offers similar functionality and uses individual accounts for each data submitter, will serve as the replacement.

We have updated our data submission instructions with the new procedures for how SeaBASS data submitters may apply for SFTP access to submit their data to the SeaBASS archive and how to run FCHECK requests via SFTP on SeaBASS data files.

We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.


MATLAB file reader updated

An updated version of the MATLAB SeaBASS file reader (readsb) is available.


SeaBASS Validation Description

The updated workflow of the SeaBASS validation process has been described in a new wiki article SeaBASS Validation Description